Meet the Trainers

Justin Massar

Owner & Head Trainer

Justin spent his entire life being active playing a wide variety of sports from track and field, hockey, volleyball and curling. Through high school he pursued hockey and track and field competing at a high level, winning numerous provincial championships and top 3 finishes. Justin decided to pursue track and field at York University where he competed for the Varsity Track Team while completing a degree in Kinesiology. Justin Competed in the Decathlon and the Pentathlon. His top finish was in 2015 in the national combined events championships where he placed 4th. During his schooling Justin pursued courses to develop as a personal trainer and strength coach. Justin Began working as a strength coach Immediately out of University and continued to expand his knowledge and certifications (see Certification list below). Justin in functional training programs for both general population and athletes. He focuses on building symmetry in the body, creating more efficient movements patterns. Now retired from Athletics as an athlete, Justin coaches with the Langley Mustangs Track & Field Club, he has developed multiple athletes to provincial and national podium finishes.

Credentials

  • Specialized Honors Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Registered Kinesiologist through the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK)
  • Functional Movement Systems Certified
  • Certified NCCP Club Track and Field Coach in Sprint Hurdles
  • NCCP Trained Road Running Coach

Outside of the Gym

Justin spends most of his downtime getting outside and enjoying what BC has to offer. He plays volleyball on a weekly basis and looks forward to the warmer weather to get the beach season started.

Samantha Paasche

Yoga Instructor

Samantha's interest in yoga began 15 years ago as a way of establishing healthy breathing patterns to offset her sports induced asthma so she could continue running competitively.  Yoga became an important part of her pre-race warm up in High School and enabled her to perform at a high enough level to be given a full ride scholarship to the University of Hawaii. At University, she started using her yoga practice as a way to reduce stress, and yoga itself quickly became a full blown life passion!

Samantha is most interested in ways yoga can be used to compliment other exercise programs and is constantly reading and participating in further trainings to stay informed. She is committed to empowering students to listen to their bodies. An educator since 2011, Samantha is certified to teach Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pain Care Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga.

Samantha's interests outside of yoga include exploring in nature with her husband Till, and spoiling her dog Felix.

5 Reasons Why

  1. Education:

    Justin has an extensive education and leading certifications in body mechanics and function (BA in Kinesiology from York University, Registered Kinesiologist with the BCAK, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, Certified Level 2 Sprints/Hurdles Coach, Trained Throws coach and Trained Road Running Coach with the NCCP).
  2. Value:

    Fitness Foundation has the best value for quality service in Langley! Our training experience offers you a private semi-private or small group options to meet any budget! As always, we guarantee that you will not be lost in the crowd with limited class sizes and a private studio setting!
  3. Facilities:

    The Fitness Foundation is fitted with brand new equipment to meet all your fitness needs. This studio style gym in Langley limits its class sizes to 10 and only one personal training session at a time, ensuring you get enough one-on-one attention!
  4. Experience as an Athlete:

    Justin has been an athlete ever since he could walk. He started out playing a variety of sports at a high level, mainly focused on hockey, volleyball and track and field through high school. He found success on the provincial and national level, winning provincial titles and just merely missing the podium at Nationals. During University Justin competed as a Decathlete for the York University Lions Varsity Team. His top performance was a 4th place finish at Nationals in his final season as a Varsity athlete.
  5. Attention to Detail:

    Every strength training program is based upon your unique needs. The goal, ultimately, is to develop muscular balance in order to reach your peal performance or help with injury prevention.